I had lunch with my friend yesterday at her home. This friend has MS and is now on a scooter if she wants to get around as she can’t stand even with a walker anymore. She’s a very strong Christian and I can’t tell you how many times she mentioned something wonderful in her life or the lives of her beloved family members, and how “God is so good.”
I wonder how many of us, or our own Christian friends and family, would always look to God as “good” were we in a situation as complicated and painful and all-consuming a disease as MS.
She loves to look at websites which “are happy things,” like Zulily deals, or Trump information (she LOVES Trump!), or gardening information for the amazingly beautiful rose-laden garden which is her backyard, a kind of enchanted area of stone pathways, rose bushes, arched trellises over the walkways, fountains, and tables and chairs…….so nice. This special friend knows that looking for ‘happy things’ in her life keeps her going, keeps her encouraged. I think that’s a great lesson for us all.
“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3
My friend trusts God completely and she believes in miracles and expects one. In the meantime, she is at peace, even with all the health challenges she faces every single day.
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
My dear friend knows we are promised tribulations and that He has overcome the world, which means her reward will be in His kingdom of heaven.
Please pray for a miracle for my dear friend and be grateful for every healthy day you have. I know this story is an inspiration to you because that’s why I believe she is struggling like this….she reaches so many people by sending them JESUS CALLING, a link to a beautiful praise song, or a Bible, or a note of encouragement, or having them over to pray with her! She reaches many people though she can barely leave the house anymore.
This VIDEO which a friend had sent me yesterday reminds us that we see God in the beauty of the earth…..like He is in my friend’s garden and in her life.
Have a beautiful Sunday filled with gratitude and very happy things!
Z (thanks, CC)